A lot of people have made a "Top 100 Favorite Horror Films" list but that's physically impossible for me. If…
When the curtain goes up, the terror begins.
EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a blob that is hungry. And in the third, a hit and run woman is terrorized by the hitchhiker she accidentally killed...or did she really kill him?
I love Creepshow so much, its basically a franchise made for kids to smuggle out of video shops, knowing you shouldn't really be watching it but its not something that'll scare you for life. Silly yet with lots of gore!
Having said that, I read the short story about that blob on the lake when I was little and it TERRIFIED me. Really glad to see the segement for it now too and the effects on it are really good!
"But this thing doesn't look like an accident. It looks like it's on purpose."
A very fitting quote from Creepshow 2 that describes the movie well - horror camp for the sake of horror camp. I love Stephen King more than most, but he's been involved in better things than this. There is however a certain dumb charm to it, a perfect rental for a sleepless night.
This, just like the first one, is an anthology horror film. The segments have (horribly) animated wraparounds and are presented by The Creep, a very Crypt Keeper-esque figure.
In Old Chief Wood'nhead, two punks come into a grocery store guarded by a wooded indian. When they end up killing the clerks, they incur…
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For years, maybe a couple of decades now, I thought these stories were from the first Creepshow and therefore always thought I had seen it. Learned I was wrong when I watched the original earlier this month and there was no Chief Wood'nhead, Raft or Hitchhiker to be found.
The horror buddies return as Stephen King supplies the stories and George A. Romero writes the script, but this time they hand of directing duties to Romero's longtime cinematographer Michael Gornick who makes his feature film directing debut here.
With less then half of the original's budget the film is unable to match the special effects of it's predecessor or even…
In the realm of anthology horror, you can't get much better. The Raft is, by far, the greatest horror short of the Creepshow franchise. It helps this sequel trump the original by a nose.
Overall, I thought this was slightly disappointing. I liked the idea of the first story, with the avenging cigar store Indian, and George Kennedy is good, but the whole burglar scene really suffers from some awful acting and the ending is too abrupt to make up for it.
The second story I liked. The acting still wasn't very good, but it had great camp value to it and some funny dialogue, especially from the stoner/jock guy. I liked the third story too, it just wasn't all that original. The acting was the best in this one, and it did get a lot of mileage and laughs out of the black guy hitch-hiker who kept coming back from the dead. "Thanks…
After re-watching the original Creepshow a couple of days ago, I was excited to revisit the second one. I suppose overall I'd say this one is alright, but it is clearly inferior in both volume and quality of the tales. This time there are only three stories instead of five, and the framing device is a cartoon narrated by a grotesque called "The Creep". Creepshow 2 still has its moments though. The obvious standout is the second story called "The Raft", about four teenagers who find themselves stranded in the middle of a lake as they are hunted by a blob-like creature bent on eating them. Too bad Romero didn't come back for this one.
Nowhere near as good as Creepshow and with only three stories, there wasn't a lot of variation around. The first story with George Kennedy is pretty bizarre only because it's half Golem half hostage movie with 80's cheesiness throughout. The second story my favourite of the stories while also incredibly 80s, did interestingly capture the palpable dread of being stuck without options against a force unknown. The third story with a hitch-hiking zombie death loop was an interesting concept but was so poorly executed I lost interest completely. The cartoon animation that links it all clearly intends itself for a teen/kids audience and as an anthology it's dated 80s cheese definitely linked them thematically stronger than a cartoon could manage.
Creepshow 2 delivers an anthology of horrors, all or which are solid but never spectacular.
As with any anthology, the problems of poor characterisations occur. Still, the stories are fun and the period is perfect for this style of horror.
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"Creepshow 2" is a great film if you were wondering what the first "Creepshow" would have been like if it was written and directed by teen-age boys. This is a silly, sophomoric picture that tries to copy the look and feel of the original movie without really understanding it. Just take a look at how amateurish the animation sequences that tie the stories together is.
The first story is great for a lot of unintentional laughs, with ridiculous dialogue and outdated special effects. Dorothy Lamour and George Kennedy look like they wandered in from another movie. The second story is probably the best. It's based on a Stephen King short story, and while it never really makes any sense, it…
So 1980s and so painful.
Not the best anthology out there, but has it's moments...
Firstly, before I start this review, I just want to say, that right now, I haven't seen Creepshow and I just went ahead and watched this one anyway. Because they both have nothing in common, and you can see the second one without seeing the first one.
This film (like the first one), tells multiple stories, in this case 3, of horrible things that have happened. Or mainly, urban myths that have been retold in their own way.
The first story, is about an old couple who own a house near a gift shop they also own. They are both the shopkeepers. And they also have a Native American from a tribe statue outside the shop- I'll get to that…
Not as great as the original 80's anthology horror, but I enjoyed bits and bobs of Creepshow 2. The old-school 80s animation sequences gave me a bit of a nostalgia buzz, plus the segment, The Raft (about a group of stoner kids trapped on a raft in the middle of a lake by a weird living flesh eating oil slick), was enjoyable camp horror at its finest.
However, Old Chief Wood'nhead (about a dusty old run down town shop's totem statue coming to life and seeking revenge for the murder of his owners) and The Hitch-hiker (a cheating wife who is involved in a hit and run accident with the wrong hobo) are both extraordinarily lame. The latter a particular chore to sit through.
I think the main issue here is that I watched this as a world-weary, horror-film-watching experienced adult, rather than as a kid in the 90's.
Not the best, or scariest thing I watched for Shocktober, but I wish there were more movies like this. The blob in the lake would be a legit nightmare for me.
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